ThisAÂ funAÂ bookAÂ ofAÂ quirkyAÂ failuresAÂ andAÂ famousAÂ flopsAÂ willAÂ keep kidsAÂ laughingAÂ while they learn the importance of messing up in order toAÂ getAÂ itAÂ right. AÂ Science, architecture, technology, entertainment -- there areAÂ epic failsAÂ and hilarious goof-upsAÂ fromAÂ everyAÂ important field.AÂ Silly side features help toAÂ analyzeAÂ the failures: "LessonAÂ Learned," "ItAÂ CouldAÂ be Worse!,"AÂ "Losing Combinations," andAÂ aAÂ "Fail Scale" helpAÂ readers navigateAÂ theAÂ different kinds and scopesAÂ of theAÂ mistakes made. Read to learnAÂ whatAÂ wentAÂ wrong, whatAÂ wentAÂ right,AÂ andAÂ what kids canAÂ learnAÂ fromAÂ each failedAÂ attempt.
- Ages 8-12
- 128 pages; 500 color illustrations
- 6" x 9"
- © 2016
Crispin Boyer lives in Xcalak, a small fishing village in Mexico, where he writes about history, wildlife, and technology. He and his wife live with their flock of hens, a turkey, two roosters, and a guard goose. His 2013 cover story for National Geographic Kids magazine, "Return of the Missing Lynx," won an Eddie Award for Best Single Article, Youth/Teen. The American Library Association chose his book This or That? as one of the 2015 Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.